Access Server installation options
Access Server is designed for the Linux operating system. The links provided on this page will direct you to what you need to deploy for your chosen platform. If you have problems, you can easily create or log in to your OpenVPN.net account and submit a support request.
We support the following Linux distributions for Access Server:
- Red Hat Linux Enterprise
- Amazon Linux 2
Download the latest installation packages for these Access Server software packages by signing into the Access Server portal.
While you must install the server on a Linux OS, you can install clients on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android. After launching your server, your end users can install pre-configured clients directly from your Access Server’s Client Web UI. Optionally, you may download OpenVPN Connect from our website: OpenVPN Connect.
Choose your deployment platform
The first step is to choose the deployment platform you prefer. You can find all of the options in the Access Server portal when you click Get Access Server. It provides you with the Linux OS installation packages for an on-premise server, prepared images to deploy on virtual appliances, and links to cloud instances with prepared Linux OS plus Access Server installations ready to launch.
Follow Quick Start Guides
We provide helpful documentation for deploying your Access Server. Find your deployment platform below for links to the appropriate quick start guide:
For an installation on any system that runs a compatible Linux operating system, use these helpful links:
- Installing Access Server on a Linux System
- Access Server on Ubuntu Quick Start
- Access Server on Debian Quick Start
- Access Server on RedHat Quick Start
- Access Server on CentOS Quick Start
Amazon Web Services
For Amazon AWS, we provide a simple setup wizard. With it, you can easily deploy with a CloudFormation script. It will run on AWS and create a pre-configured Access Server EC2 instance:
We also have ready to launch instances on the platforms below. The links will take you to our Quick Start guides for each:
- Microsoft Azure Quick Start Guide
- Google Cloud Quick Start Guide
- DigitalOcean Quick Start Guide
- Oracle Quick Start Guide
We also provide prepared images ready for deployment on Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi. These are great options for a Windows shop where you can launch a Linux virtual machine on Windows servers.
Purchase and activate a subscription license
When you install Access Server without a subscription license, it allows two simultaneous VPN connections. Purchase and activate a subscription license from our online portal to unlock more connections.
For a step-by-step guide, refer to Purchasing and Activating a Subscription License Key.
For information about pricing, refer to Access Server Pricing.